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Disability Sports Taster Event

By Fiona Wilkins - February 23rd, 2024 | Posted in Article

Slough Disability Sports will be holding a Taster Event – Let’s Play & Connect, an initiative dedicated to unlocking the world of sports for disabled children aged 8-14 in Slough. Their mission is to introduce sports while fostering lasting impacts on the physical, social, and emotional well-being of our participants.

With dedicated sports coaches, accessible venues, and a welcoming environment, our focus is to ensure that every child, regardless of their abilities, can actively participate and enjoy the positive benefits of sports. We are committed to creating an environment where effective interaction and communication among participants are encouraged, contributing to their overall social well-being.

Programme Overview:

  • Date: Saturday, 2nd March 2024
  • Time: 9 am to 12 pm
  • Venue: Herschel Grammar School Sports Centre, Berkshire, Northampton Ave, Slough, SL1 3BW
  • Registration: 9:00 am
  • Objective of the event: The programme aims to offer an opportunity for all disabled young children aged 8-14 in Slough to come and try different sports activities. Additionally, it aims to progress into phase two, extending the project to offer weekly sessions for all children.
  • Activities:
  • Wheelchair Rugby, Disability Football, Multi-Sports – Booking Required
  • Inclusive Cycling (Open Try Out Session- no booking required)
  • Participants can choose and book their spots for an activity from each session:
  • First Session: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Second Session: 10:45 am – 11:45 am
  • Sports Centre Facilities: Facilities include a Sports Hall, MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area), Astropitch, Accessible Toilets, Changing rooms and Parking space.

Registration Information:

Participation is free of charge.

Register for the Slough Disability Sport Taster Event.

Slough Disability Sports Taster Event Bookings

 

Benefits for Disabled Young Children:

This event aims to empower disabled children by enhancing their physical fitness, motor skills, and overall health. Engaging in sports activities contributes to building confidence, resilience, and a positive self-image, offering a unique opportunity for participants to explore their strengths and unlock their full potential.

Social Impacts:

The Slough Disability Sports Taster Event emphasizes fostering a sense of belonging and community, providing children with opportunities to connect, share experiences, and build supportive networks. Beyond the event, these social connections contribute significantly to increased social integration, helping to reduce feelings of isolation among disabled children.

Our primary goal is to provide opportunities for disabled children to enjoy sports fully. Through collaborative activities like Wheelchair Rugby, Disability Football, and Multi-Sports, children can build relationships that extend beyond the event, fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie.

Targeted Age-Group and Community Impact:

Tailored for children aged 8-14, the programme addresses a gap identified in previous Slough’s Annual Equality and Diversity reports, recognizing the ongoing need for enhanced sports opportunities in the community. Our emphasis on grassroots development aligns with the demand for disability sports, focusing on creating more accessible programmes.